Hear from our Alumni

Our programmes attract public service officers and leaders across the Whole-of-Government (WOG).
At GovTech Digital Academy, they receive an in-depth understanding of theories, applications and digital trends
to shape products, strategies, policies and service delivery for their agencies.
 Hear how they apply their new knowledge and skills to make an impact at work.

"Animated discussions during the sessions contributed to implementable and actionable results!"

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Arthur Lee
Director
Product Delivery Office
Government Infrastructure Group (GIG)
GovTech

“After attending the programmes with GovTech Digital Academy, we have seen changes in the way our teams work in a product-centric approach that tightly integrates business and user requirements, product development and operations to continuously enhance and add new features to the WOG ICT infrastructure to deliver value to WOG and our users”

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Daryl Chee
Infrastructure Engineer
Product Delivery Office
Government Infrastructure Group (GIG)
GovTech

“As Public sector continues to evolve, the programmes from GovTech Digital Academy has reiterated that we need to constantly challenge the status quo to improve deliveries by adopting an agile and product centric mindset. By improving and upskilling yourself, you are also ensuring that you make use of every opportunity to better yourselves.”

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Eden Seah
Cybersecurity Engineer
Ministry of Education ICT Security and Governance
GovTech

“GovTech Digital Academy is a one-stop shop for the knowledge you need to perform your job effectively and with greater efficiency – to work smarter instead of harder. Under the guidance of experienced facilitators, you will be prepared to deal with the latest solutions and technologies. These programmes will equip you with an understanding of the principles to handle various situations that you may face in cybersecurity.”

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Elansaran Arunasalam
Chief Information Officer
Building and Construction Authority
GovTech

“Public service officers need to be competent and capable as we support our agency’s digital transformation efforts. GovTech Digital Academy has numerous upskilling programmes related to digitalisation. These are very relevant in the current time and age to sharpen our knowledge and skills to contribute effectively to the agency’s digital transformation roadmap.”

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Harish Srinivasan
CIO and Director
Performance Technology Division
Sport Singapore

“Confidence comes with better knowledge. When we have knowledge, we become stronger. Without it, we tend to rely on our own experience, which can be challenging. Before I joined the CIO Milestone Programme, I was nine months into the CIO role and learning the hard way. However, this programme gave me structured knowledge and a modular approach to address technology issues in my agency. The programme was divided into soft skills, technology topics, data, and finance, which was a good sequence that enabled me to apply my knowledge in my daily work. The programme was useful as digital transformation is imperative. In the context of Sport Singapore, we have various niche areas that can leverage technology to enhance the digital experience of citizens who visit our sports centres, and the performances of our national athletes.  The data architecture module was my greatest takeaway from this programme. It provided me with a deep dive into the topics of data, and I was able to apply this knowledge to a major data initiative in my agency.”
Harish Srinivasan, participant of CIO Milestone Programme.
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Ho Ren Sen
Software Engineer
GovTech

"I highly recommend GovTech Digital Academy courses. I was seeking a programme that could help me expand my skills and gain new insights into the industry. The instructors exceeded my expectations - they were knowledgeable and experienced, and their teaching style was engaging and effective. They fostered a collaborative and enjoyable class environment that allowed me to connect with my peers and learn from their experiences as well. Thanks to this programme, I feel more confident in my new abilities and have been able to apply what I learn beyond my current job scope. Whether you'd like to deepen your field or explore a different field to grow both professionally and personally, GovTech Digital Academy can help you explore those options."
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Irene Tay
Deputy CIO 
Public Service Division

“The hands-on exercises helped to reinforce what we learned through theory. During the discussions, instructors with years of experience in their respective fields, whether in the public or private sector, shared their real-life examples and concepts.

Through the peer-to-peer sharing, we learned from each other's unique challenges and experiences and how we should avoid potential pitfalls. Sharing during the training and offline conversations was also more relatable. The concepts and experiences gained from the programme can be applied to our own teams and used to improve our products.”
Irene Tay, participant of CIO Milestone Programme.
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Jade Lee
Senior Manager
Employee Experience Team
GovTech

“I’ve taken a few programmes at GovTech Digital Academy to support my work in Human Resources (HR). Since taking those programmes, I’ve a deeper appreciation and sense of how data visualisation is present in many aspects of my work. The game changer for me was attending the Certified ScrumMaster course. The instructor was super engaging, helpful and clear; he de-mystified what Scrum was for a non-technical person like me. This improved my work outcomes, team cohesiveness and afforded opportunities for me to share within my circle of colleagues with HR.”

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Ke Erlina
Deputy Director 
GovTech

“Many programmes are disparate and tend to focus only on certain key subjects, such as agile. However, CIO Milestone Programme broke down various concepts into smaller, more manageable pieces. We could quickly better understand the ideas that will improve our work. When it came to different pedagogical approaches for each module, the methods used depend on what is being taught.

Lectures and hands-on practices were beneficial, and various approaches are necessary for effective learning to absorb course materials. The programme opened my eyes and ways of thinking about problem-solving. It helped me develop new strategies for engaging our users.” 
Ke Erlina, participant of CIO Milestone Programme.
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Lau Guanyi
Applications Consultant
Singapore Customs

“GovTech Digital Academy courses are well-structured, engaging, and taught by industry experts in their respective fields. This has allowed me to grow and achieve my professional goals and skills required in my job role. Through the attended programmes, I feel more confident in my abilities to use the skills and knowledge I have gained to enrich my learning through my tasks. I would highly recommend GovTech Digital Academy to enhance your learning and advance your career.”
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Phang Teng Fone
Data Engineer
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Division
GovTech

“Established practices often stem from routine procedures or perceived familiarity. The guidance of the exceptionally skilled instructors at GovTech Digital Academy (DA) can spark a shift in perspective on the execution and advancement of projects., DA also  provides programmes that align with individual interests. For instance, an engineer can seamlessly acquire valuable insights by taking programmes in Product Management, thus broadening their horizons.”

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Sheikh M Shaheed
Solutions Consultant
SGTS Customer Success
GDS Central
GovTech

“I found the GovTech Digital Academy to be an excellent resource for upskilling my competencies. The knowledgeable facilitators and exposure to practical components that can be easily applied to the workplace makes these programmes valuable investments. As someone who has attended multiple programmes, I highly recommend the GovTech Digital Academy for anyone looking to stay updated on the latest knowledge, create new relationships, establish rapport with other attendees and share your experiences with facilitators and fellow public officers."

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Syahri
Data Engineer
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Division
GovTech

“Fostering the development of technical competencies equips every Public Officer with the tools to propel tech-enabled societal progress. This increases our collective ability to drive innovation and navigate complexities of an evolving landscape, ensuring a more effective and impactful public service."